If crowd is really any definite indication of exhibiting any political leader’s political say or any political conglomerates political future than Rashtriya Janata Dal Chief tainted Lalu Prasad Yadav’s rally in Gandhi Maidan, Patna is surely a warning to the BJP led NDA and its undisputed leader and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah.
What is surprising about this rally is that despite Bihar CM Nitish Kumar’s rebuff to RJD chief and his family for their involvement in money laundering and multi crore Railway scam and shaking hands with his one time arch political rival Narendra Modi and BJP thinking that Lalu Yadav will meet the political dead end is in for a huge shock today when lakhs of people and Lalu supporters literally filled the historic Gandhi Maidan beyond the expectations of one and all. Never before perhaps in the history of India has any tainted leader and family ever been successful in enticing such an uncontrolled crowd of millions of people and party supporters in a state where its CM has done his best to see that the rally fails by all means and people do not make their presence felt at the venue.
Political analysts say that this historic rally at Gandhi Maidan convened by RJD and Laloo Prasad Yadav has not only been successful in sending a wake up call to BJP led NDA and its key leaders like PM Modi and Amit Shah but has also while opening doors for the forthcoming non BJP national grand alliance of opposition parties fully ensured that days of Bihar CM and his so called alliance government of the state are also numbered. The call of JD(S) leader Sharad Yadav a bete noire of Nitish Kumar these days for a new grand anti BJP led NDA alliance amid thunderous applause of lakhs of anti Nitish and BJP crowd has unambiguously made it clear that a new chapter of a strong political national alternative is in the offing shortly. Lalu Yadav along with the 18 opposition parties including TMC vowed to unitedly fight the communal, divisive and vindictive BJP and give it a huge rebuff nationally in the 2019 general elections. Though the rally was highly successful but the important Congress leaders like Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and BSP supremo Mayawati were conspicuous by their absence.
My senior journalist friend Anupam Trivedi HAS RIGHTY SAID – Bihar is atypical, unpredictable and 2 some extent change maker! What do you say, friends ?